My gripes first - the second half of the book is marred by sloppy auditory editing. Sections are repeated which detracts from being engrossed in the ..Show More »tale. The narrator, Joyce Bean, barely makes my score of average; her reading is pretty flat. Now on to the good stuff - the book itself. I read this one as a response to Audible's offer of affordable first-books-in-a-series. I'd probably never have read a Thomas Perry novel had it not been for the opportunity offered at a discount price. That said - I will be reading the next Jane Whitefield novel in the series. I found the protagonist interesting, although not terribly believable, but it is fiction after all. I don't have to think everything that happens in a novel actually could happen in real life. That's part of the entertainment. Give this book a try if you're looking for something a little different than the typical mystery - and if you like your main character to be a capable woman.
This was the last of three books in this series and it didn't disappoint. If you haven't read the others, wait to read this one- this is a series tha..Show More »t is best read in order. Love Thomas Perry's writing.
I didn't know Thomas Perry could write a boring book. I had to quit half way through when it skipped several chapters between part 1 & part 2 but I w..Show More »as ready to quit. Great premis that just didn't hold my attention like a Perry novel usually does. It talked about "feelings" so much I thought a woman wrote it. Also the reader, a lady, just could not make her voice sound like a man so she should have just read without "acting". Sorry Thomas, I've loved all your other books.
I have read previous Jane Whitefield books, this was the first listen. She was just as compelling and exciting as I remember. Joyce Bean is spot on wi..Show More »th the voices of each charactor. Good story, some parts not completely believable, but exciting anyway
I've read and listened to this series with real enjoyment. The stories are entertaining and the main character is a fascinating woman. Don't expect ..Show More »highly nuanced plots or large casts of complex characters in this series. Instead you get straight forward action and intriguing tips on how good guys can foil and beat bad guys. Really fun and fast plots.
Unfortunately Ms. Bean robs much of the intrigue from these books with her narration of male voices. She drops her pitch approx an octave, appears to constrict her throat, and gives all of them a painfully gravely voice. Hurts to listen to and really distracts this listener from the plot line.
This plot had me panting and drooling for more. Totally captivating. Well written, full of believable action and vivid descriptions. Makes you feel..Show More » like you're standing alongside the characters. Also well read by narrator. If you like action, I recommend this book.